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Family Adventures in Rotorua

Having children does not have to mean your adventuring days are over as Rotorua offers families a wide range of holiday experiences and activities.  This means a lot of memorable fun and bonding moments you and your children will treasure forever!

We have listed several ideas of things to do in Rotorua with your family. This is a collection of must- see travel highlights from families who have had the best experiences in Rotorua:

Exciting Skyline / Luge Experience

The ride up in the Gondola is very peaceful, and the views over the City and the lake are fantastic. There is also a great restaurant that does an excellent, world class buffet meal in the evenings – with views to die for. You can contact Mairi or Ron to arrange bookings.

The Luge is waiting when ou get out of the Gondola at the top pof the hill, and is a must do activity for everyone.  Rides are available at various speeds - starting with a liesurely 2 kilometere run with beautiful views.

The latest addition is their 383 metre Zoom Zipline, a great adrenalin rush opened in 2014.

Canopy Tours

This unique attraction is the most popular in the North Island and is an eco-adventure that allows you to see tree and plant species that are to be seen nowhere else on planet earth - and is located in an untouched, virgin, wilderness area with 500 year old trees.  This is a very safe and very special experience you can have with your children 6 and over - and even with your parents who may be in their 80's. 

Mitai Village Cultural Shows

This is a great way to spend an evening bonding as a Family.  A mixture of education and entertainment their cultural show is the best available, and is a great opportunity to experience Maori singing and dancing plus a full blown Haka!  This is followed by a Hangi dinner (a Maori feast cooked in the ground on hot rocks for 3 hours) - which caters for all religions and is absolutely delicious.

Forest and Nature Tracks, Whakarewarewa Forest / The Famous Redwoods

This is MTB (Mountain bike) heaven. This famous tourist attraction also offers walks from 30 minutes to 2 hours, and there are picnic tables on the trails; allowing the family to sit and take in the atmosphere.  The Whakarewarewa forest is a reserve with lots of tall and impressive Redwood trees, some are now a hundred years old.  Ask Mairi & Ron for a walking map.

Lake Walks

There are a total of 15 lakes in and around Rotorua.  They are great for a drive out to look and see as a family group, with plenty of areas for the kids to get out and run around – or even go for a swim in the Blue Lake.  Again, talk to Mairi or Ron as they have a hand drawn map showing the better lake walks.

Rotorua Rafting!

Not to be missed and highly recommended for those with children 5 years and over.  There are various grades of river you can raft depending on the age of your children - including one with a 22 foot waterfall.  That said, the scenery is fantastic on them all.

Paradise Valley, Rotorua -

If you feel like getting in touch with nature then this is the trip for you!  Off Fairy Springs Road and up into the valleys, this is a reasonably priced way to spend the day and brings you into contact with both local and introduced species – including Lions, Kea, Rainbow Trout and the mischievous Kea. Often they have lion cubs available for petting, and the 2.30 lion feeding is something that everyone enjoys. 

The Rotorua Museum

This is not the average museum trip you may be expecting.  The beautiful Museum building has recently been fully renovated inside and out, with a fantastic Maori Hall that is interesting for young and old.

There is a free guided tour on the hour every hour, after which you can explore the rest of the displays.  The old baths are able to be viewed under the building, and there are viewing platforms up on top.  There is also a café with reasonably priced food and good coffee.   You may also have a walk around the beautiful Rotorua Government gardens which surround the Museum – remembering that the layout was designed by Malfroy in the 1880’s

Rotorua Family Accommodation

Clean, Comfortable, and Affordable family Rotorua accommodation is offered by MALFROY motor lodge, and will ensure your family stays in the best location to visit the great list of activities and tourist spots in Rotorua.

MALFROY is also conveniently located for a quick stroll to Rotorua's largest shopping mall, and to the Central Business District (CBD).  

With a secure children’s playground, heated pools, a free family friendly DVD library, 10 Sky Channels on 32” TV’s, generous Free WiFi allowance, and a large gas-fired barbecue – Malfroy is a family oriented property with hosts that will help you to make the most of your Rotorua holiday.

Give your kids the gift of discovery and wonder, and let yourselves marvel at what nature can offer!

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